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INTERIOR & EXTERIOR MURALS
"Vessels and Orbits" is the mural suite produced for Toolbox LA's main entry. It creates a narrative that draws in Toolbox visitors leads them from the downstairs community spaces to the upstairs shared workspaces. The mural begins with Miles's Tender Jet and Shuttle illustrations, creating metaphorical launches that reference the region's relationship to the aerospace industry. The imagery quickly transitions on the 1st floor into Steve Martinez's Damselfly painting and its surrounding deconstructed geometry and palette. As visitors ascend the stairs, they move through the variation of shape and color that suggest evolution, adaptation, and the constructed world. Dina Fischer's installation caps this main entry suite on the 2nd floor foyer with a light reactive mural that depicts local natural history and technology. As visitors pass from this 2nd floor foyer into the shared workspace, the murals provide a glimpse into the range of human manufacture and creativity in constant and complete reference to the natural world.